California passes bill that may affect independent contractor status for truckers

California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state Senate on Sept. 10 and Assembly on Sept. 11, was the latest development by […]

Rules Limiting Truckers’ Driving Time Set to be Relaxed

The Department of Transportation is moving to loosen regulations on how many hours truck drivers can work, the Associated Press is reporting. While the trucking industry has long been fighting to relax the federal guidelines that limit how long drivers can stay on the road before stopping to rest, safety advocates warn that the move […]

Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

While most government and think tank studies on the abysmal condition of U.S. roads are general in nature, a new congressionally mandated report zeroes in on the Interstate Highway System and finds the future of those ribbons of highway that tie the nation together so at risk that drastic action should be taken over a […]